Color CRAZY!!!!

Hi Crafty Friends!

So about a week ago I posted about the 30 day color challenge hosted by along with my first two projects. I decided to take my own spin on things and make a hand-made-hand-colored project life card for each of the 30 days. Today is day 10 and I am still going strong!

I have been sharing daily on Instagram (check out hashtag #30days30Projectlifecards) but I thought I would show you all my cards so far and a close up of those card’s I haven’t shown on the blog yet. #30days30projectlifecards

For this card I used Distress Ink for watercoloring along with a stamp set from Studio Calico’s Neverland Kits (Lost Boy’s add-on kit) I started by stamping the moon then using masking fluid to keep the moon white while I watercolored the background. I started with tumbled glass in the center and worked my way outward with darker blues and purples. When it was all dry I removed the mask from the moon, Stamped the black text and colored the moon in with Squeezed Lemonaid Distress Ink #30days30projectlifecards

This card was created with a new stamp set I got from Neat and Tangled called “My Heart Sings“. I had been working in my journaling bible this day so this card just seemed like the perfect carry over. Colored with Distress ink and a iridescent water-coloring medium. I love how sparkly this one is… you can’t really see it all on camera but it’s about as sparkly as a Wink of Stella glitter marker. In fact I have a water brush filled with this medium and a bit of water for anything that needs a bit of clear sparkle (ends up being a lot cheaper than purchasing clear Wink of Stella markers over and over) #30days30projectlifecards Close up of Iridescent MediumThis next card was created with this AWESOME stamp set by Paper Smooches called “A Magical Spring“. Isn’t that little Irishman the cutest? This one I colored using my Copic markers and added some gold thickers and gold sequins at the end. #30days30projectlifecards

I knew I wanted to document what we are watching on T.V. lately so this card ended up being perfect. The stamp is from Paper Smooches “Boob Tubes” stamp set. I colored it with some copic marker grey markers and added some silver gel pen accents. Once everything was dry I added Glossy Accents to the screen to make it shiny like glass. The letter stickers are from Studio Calico. #30days30projectlifecards

Today we are on our way to spend time with my sister and niece. My little one is super excited to see Cinderella with her cousin tomorrow and I thought this card would look great when I go to document this fun weekend with this super cousin duo. the stamps of the super hero girls are from Mama Elephant’s “Tiny Heroes” stamp set and the buildings and clouds are from Paper smooches ( sets “super” and “Whimsical“) I colored using my copic markers again and I stamped everything  out using my MISTI stamping tool (I LOVE THAT THING!!!!!) #30days30projectlifecards

This next card was completely and totally inspired by Kristina Werner’s Video on 3/9. I loved the spotlight color idea so I took a stamp set from with all these cute emoji’s. Stamped them all out and then lightly marked a circle in the center. I colored the circle of emoji’s with colored copics and then everything on the outside of the circle with grey copic markers in three different shades. It took quite a bit of time but it was a lot of fun and I love it! #30days30projectlifecards

I had next to no time to color on Wednesday (busy busy busy with new stuff coming to TheCraftyPickle Etsy shop) so I set aside about 10 minutes and played with this new stamp set from paper smooches called “Luminous Spring” (The unicorn and sun are from the “Spectrum” stamp set) I used Tombow markers and a blender pen for this one. The unicorn got a quick wash of the iridescent watercoloring medium and accents with a gold gel pen. I added a bit of glossy accents to finish it all off. #30days30projectlifecards

Yesterday’s card is a simple background stamp by Penny Black. I heat embossed the background image and then used 17 different colors of distress ink to watercolor the little circles. The label die cut stamp set is from Hero Arts “Clearly Kelly” line and the AM/PM is from the Ali Edwards monthly stamp subscription titled AM/PM. #30days30projectlifecards

Today’s card is simple and I got it done super early because I knew I was going to be very busy today. This is from another Paper Smooches stamp set called ” Hang Up’s“. Quickly colored with some copic markers and then distressed the edges of the card with some Vintage Photo distress ink and a blending tool. The text I printed out from the computer before I did my stamping. #30days30projectlifecards

There ya have it…. the first 10 days of coloring! I knew this would be a fun little challenge but what I didn’t plan for is how much I would learn about what types of coloring mediums I really love to use and some that I am not too fond of. Not only that, but there has been a really great little gathering of people participating in the challenge and encouraging one another with our projects. I just love that!

For more coloring inspiration definitely check out and the Instagram hashtag #TheDailyMarker30Day. Also if you LOVE to include handmade cards in your project life albums, check out Even if you don’t swap, there is a TON of inspiration from these talented swappers!

Thanks for hanging in there with me and my LONG post for today. I hope you have a fantastic weekend!


The Crafty Pickle

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